With the expansion of potentials of data science across the world, data scientist has become one of the most desired job profiles across the field. It has been termed as the “Sexist job of 21st century” for its increasing name and fame. From big techs to start-ups, all are keen to hire best data scientists today. Such accelerated demand along with peculiar skill sets make the salaries of data scientists soar higher than any other. Moreover, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for computer and information research scientists, and data scientists will experience 14 percent growth through 2028.

Therefore, analyzing the data scientists’ salary trends across the market (Glassdoor), we have brought you the top 10 data science salaries of February 2020.


IBM is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, with subsidiaries in India as well. Apart from producing and selling computer hardware, middleware and software, the company is also a major research organization, holding the record for most US patents generated by a business (as of 2019) for 26 consecutive years.

Average Base Salary: INR 1,373,956/year

Salary Range: INR 559,000 to INR 3,586,000

Ericsson Worldwide

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. The company enables the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making its customers successful in a fully connected world.

Average Base Salary: INR 1,337,640/year

Salary Range: INR 371,000 to INR 3,344,000


Accenture is an Irish-domiciled multinational professional services company that provides services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. The company come sunder the list of Fortune Global 500 companies and has been incorporated in Dublin, Ireland since September 1, 2009.

Average Base Salary: INR 1,087,378/year

Salary Range: INR 439,000 to INR 2,331,000


Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Average Base Salary: INR 1,724,396/year

Salary Range: INR 1,300,000 to INR 2,100,000

ZS Associates

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. The company leverages its deep industry expertise, leading-edge analytics, technology and strategy to create solutions that work in the real world. With more than 35 years of experience and more than 7,000 ZSers in 25+ offices worldwide, the company is passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive.

Average Base Salary: INR 1,199,140/year

Salary Range: INR 193,000 to INR 2,091,000

Fuzzy Logix

Now a global business with more than 50 employees, Fuzzy Logix is proud of its roster of clients for whom it has helped achieve unprecedented time, cost and resource savings with their data analytics. The company is partners with some of the best analytics platforms in the industry, and it continues to develop its products and services to meet the ever-increasing big data challenges faced by businesses and organisations.

Average Base Salary: INR 1,442,152/year

Salary Range: INR 517,000 to INR 2,091,000

Fractal Analytics

Fractal is one of the most prominent players in the Artificial Intelligence space. Fractal’s mission is to power every human decision in the enterprise and uses the power of AI to help the world’s most admired Fortune 500 companies. The company’s products include to assist radiologists make better diagnostic decisions, to assists CEOs and senior executives make better tactical and strategic decisions, to improve investment decisions and to find anomalies in high velocity data.

Average Base Salary: INR 1,417,477/year

Salary Range: INR 900,000 to INR 1,886,000


Innoplexus helps organisations move to continuous decision-making by generating broader, deeper and faster insights from structured and unstructured private and public data leveraging cutting-edge, patent-pending Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and advanced analytics technologies. The company aims to transform batch decision making in enterprises into a empowered, inspired and faster continuum.

Average Base Salary: INR 1,162,558/year

Salary Range: INR 673,000 to INR 1,774,000

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cognizant is an American multinational corporation that provides IT services, including digital, technology, consulting, and operations services. The company is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States.  Cognizant was founded as an in-house technology unit of Dun & Bradstreet in 1994, and started serving external clients in 1996.

Average Base Salary: INR 1,062,725/year

Salary Range: INR 426,000 to INR 1,655,000

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is an American for-profit managed health care company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It offers health care products and insurance services. It is the largest healthcare company in the world by revenue, with 2018 revenue of $226.2 billion and 115 million customers.

Average Base Salary: INR 1,175,049/year

Salary Range: INR 683,000 to INR 1,615,000